I have mild ulcerative colitis - most likely proctitis since it appears to be limited to the rectum. I've recently started seeing a new holistic family practitioner who suggested probiotic enemas and also broached the subject of fecal transplant. I see that there are a few folks on this forum who have tried both or either.
I am following the specific carbohydrate diet (SCD), which allowed me to be symptom-free and med free for about 9 months. Then I had some outpatient surgery and got IV antibiotics that screwed up my colonic flora and I started bleeding (just a bit, but until I started Canasa, it wouldn't stop for 6 weeks).
My doctor feels really positive that there's a possibility that trying the probiotic enemas or fecal transplant might have really great results since my UC is so limited and that the oral probiotics may not be reaching my UC. I hate to get my hopes up, but have started fantasizing about eating foods outside of SCD and not having to worry about a flare.
Has anyone here had long-term success with either treatment? In the fecal transplant study done by Dr. Borody in Australia and published in 2004, he presented 6 patients who did the fecal transplant and one of them had been in remission for 13 years! That gets me excited.
Please let me know if you have any experience you can share.
UC since 12/05
SCD since 7/07
med-free from 7/08 to 4/09
flare from 3/15/09 to 5/1/09, finally stopped with Canasa
on sulfasalazine 2g/daily